How to change the IP Address on a Linksys WRT160N router

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This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Linksys WRT160N router.

Other Linksys WRT160N Guides

This is the ip address guide for the Linksys WRT160N v3. We also have the following guides for the same router:

What is the LAN IP Address of a Router

The LAN IP Address of a router is also known as its internal IP address. It is also the IP address that you connect to when you want to configure your router. It is only useful from inside your network and has no use from the Internet side.

Routers have 2 IP addresses: an internal ip address and an external ip address. The external IP address is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider, or ISP, and is generally not something that you can change. The internal IP address is set to a default value at the factory but can be changed if you want.

Common internal IP addresses for routers are:


It is generally a good idea to make the last number of your router's internal IP address a '1', as in or This is not necessary, but many people do it and it makes it a bit easier to remember which IP address is assigned to your router. If you want to change the internal IP address of your router, this guide shows you how.

Login To The Linksys WRT160N

To get started configuring the Linksys WRT160N LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Linksys WRT160N, follow our Linksys WRT160N Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Linksys WRT160N

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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Once you have logged into the Linksys WRT160Nv3 you should see the Basic Setup page. To change your Local IP Address, this is the page you need.

Configure the LAN section of your Linksys WRT160N

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Find the heading, on the left labeled Network Setup and next to this there should be four boxes labeled IP Address. Enter the new address you have chosen for your Router. This is the address that you see from inside your network. One good address is

While making these changes, don't change the Subnet Mask, this should remain at

Make sure to save your changes, when you are done.

Possible Problems when Changing your LAN IP Address

When you change your LAN IP Address you are making a fundamental change to how your network functions and all computers on your network will be affected. You will lose your Internet connection when you apply these changes. Your router may reboot and require a couple of minutes to start responding again.

Also note that some computers may need to be rebooted after you make this change before they can talk to the router or on the Internet again.

Other Linksys WRT160N Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRT160N info that you might be interested in.

This is the ip address guide for the Linksys WRT160N v3. We also have the following guides for the same router: